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stifle
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The Aeneid
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  • The wrathful god then plunges from above, And, where in thickest waves the sparkles drove, There lights; and wades thro’ fumes, and gropes his way, Half sing’d, half stifled, till he grasps his prey.
  • ’T was heard, the vain request; Alcides mourn’d, and stifled sighs within his breast.

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  • These excessive rules that stifle creativity.
  • The authorities cracked down in an attempt to stifle dissent.

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